Episode 53


Fossil fuels are on the way out - in time. What will replace petrol and diesel for the tractors and machinery used by farmers to produce food to feed the world's growing population?

Host Chris Biddle examines the options - and reflects on the recent Annual Conference of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) with its theme of Future Fuels in Agriculture which co-incided with the COP26 Climate Change conference in Glasgow

(03:50) Hear how school children are starting to Do, Do, Do as an antidote to protesters chanting of blah, blah, blah

(05:40) How the President of the United States became the warm-up act for the the last IAgrE Conference

(09:04)) Eureka moment for Chris Mann on exploding grass clippings and turning 'bad' methane into a cost saving fuel

(14:23) Will hydrogen be the 'silver bullet'? Royal Academy of Engineering Ask the Engineer forum


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Royal Academy of Engineering Forum: Ask the Engineer Is hydrogen the silver bullet?

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

About the Podcast

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The farm and grass machinery business

About your host

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.